Thursday, 17 November 2011


Hi there lovely Bloggers - wow, we have sunshine in West Yorkshire today, and here I am making a Christmas card - doesn't seem right somehow!!  
Anyway, this will be a rather quick post (sort of) or I shall  be too late to enter my card into the Collage Challenge at The Stamp Man , so here goes!


Base card - Real Red from Stampin' UP
Backing paper - Bo Bunny
Machine stitching
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel on the top corners (applied over a Versamark ink pen)
A distressed snippet from my (very) old school dictionary - the meaning of Christmas
Nestabilities - Labels One
Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Fired Brick.
Stamps from:-
Anna Griffin (angel)
HOTP (tiny words)
Crafty Individuals (vintage text)
Chocolate Baroque (Holly)
Layers of Colour (main Christmas sentiment and Post card stamps)

Do pop over to The Stamp Man Blog - the DT inspiration is fabulous.
I would also like to enter this card into the following challenge :-
Samuel Taylors - Christmas.

Last but not least - a warm welcome and a huge thank-you to my new followers.
PS: Won't be around for a few days (unless there's an Internet Caff in Scarborough!)

~ Love and Hugs ~ 
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nnalorac said...

I love your card very much Sylvia-Anne. It's simply gorgeous and love the Vintage look. Carolxx

Nicola said...

Ooh how beautiful Sylvia, a true vintage the stamps you have used and the UTEE is so effective. Fabulous stitched and ribbon accents and your stamp work is simply amazing.
Nicola -x-

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Ye olde worlde' christmas card.....I love it !!
love and hugs
chris richards

Laney said...

WOW!! this is sooo gorgeous love the style

Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous. All the images work so well together and love the detail of the stitching & utee. xx

Home sweet home said...

This is sooo gorgeous,love the colours and the image is so beautiful.

Christina - Pieces of Dreams said...

Very, very pretty and beautifully made. xxx

Denise said...

Oh I do love this card. Beautifully vintage and those stamps you have used are gorgeous.
Denise xx

Exclusively by Mel said...

Beautiful Christmas card Sylvia, love the enamel on the top corners!!
Love, Mel. xxx

lisa said...

I love to see what you've been busy making, Sylvia. It is always gorgeous and this is no exception. Don't you just love Bo Bunny. I can't resist all the lovely new papers.
The stamps you've used work perfectly with it and I love all the stitching.
Thanks so much for joining us at The Stampman and hope to see you very soon.
Hugs Lisax

CraftinGranny said...

What elegance and beauty you've created with this gorgeous card Sylvia. What a treat for some lucky recipient. "Hugs"

Lisa Jane said...

This is so beautiful Sylvia.. the colours are gorgeous . I love the gold embossing in the top corners too- a wonderful touch
Lisa x

Jacee said...

This is such a beautiful card Sylvia, I love this vintage look, the addition of your school dictionary snippet is a wonderful idea, a fabulous work of art!!!
Hugs Jacee

Dee said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sylvia, I do so much love the vintage look, especially at Christmas time. Dee xxx

RefRacBe said...

Really gorgeous card, Sylvia. I love all the detail that has gone into it. Rachel.

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful - it looks perfectly Victorian with the Nestie!

Christine L said...

Simply stunning Sylvia.. I love this one!

And we went out to enjoy the West Yorkshire sunshine.. Had a picnic by the river in Boston Spa... Was lovely!

Christine x

Claire Phillips said...

This is absolutely stunning Sylvia . Definitely inked to perfection - gorgeous! Cheers Claire x

Kathleen said...

This is a beautiful card, very classy and fabulous layout.

Kath x

cheryl said...

oh this is just beautiful hun oh your detail is always just brilliant,inked too perfection too,hugs cherylxxxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sylvia Absolutely beautiful love all the stamped images and wording, detail and layout simply amazing,
Sarah x

Margaret said...

This is breathtaking!! absolutely gorgeous and every other compliment you can think of :o)
Margaret xx

Unknown said...

Fabulous card so different, Mary x

Judi said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! Love it!

Judi x

G Peplow said...

Hi Sylvia, Gorgeous layered card, I love your vintage cards, this one is fabulous!! The embossing in the corners works brilliantly:0) Have a wonderful weekend, hugs Gay xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Such an inspirational card Sylvia with fabulous elements and colours.
Thanks for joining in with the Stamp Man Challenge and hope to see you this next one as well.
Have a wonderful weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sasha said...

Such a beautiful vintage Christmas card, Sylvia. I love all your gorgeous stamping and papers, and the touch of gold embossing on the corners finishes it of perfectly:)

Nannieflash said...

Oh Sylvia that is just gorgeous I love the vintage look of it to. hugs Shirleyxxx

Duendes said...

Hello my friend,
your works are wonderful!!!
a true love for my eyes...wishing you a happy week.
big hugs and blessings

Jules said...

Oh Sylvia I missed this one making an appearance!!!

What a stunner!!

I love everything about it.

Your stitching is fantastic .. .. love how you have changed from straight stitch to zig-zag part way across each edge!!

Loving the embossing on the corners too.

You clever and talented lady!

Love Jules xx

Angela Weimer said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the touch of embossing in the corners and the whole design. Simply fab! Angela

Irene said...

Hello Sylvia

I don't know how I've missed your gorgeous card, it's brilliant.


Gini said...

Absolutely beautiful Sylvia and I love love love the touch of gold embossing on the top sides!
Only another 40 odd Xmas cards to go eh? LOL!
THANK YOU for your wonderful comment on my blog (I forgot to say on my email to you)

Michelle said...

This is beautiful too
x Michelle

S.C.Gardner said...

This is a warm and beautiful card....